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Tribal Community Wellness Coordinator

Company: Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians
Location: Placerville
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Join Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians and take advantage of the amazing employee benefits we offer!The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians is a federally recognized Indian tribe that protects and enhances the quality of life of its members by preserving, protecting and promoting its history, culture and traditions; promoting self-sufficiency and a strong work ethic; exercising the powers of self-government and sovereign immunity; while providing social, health, economic and educational resources, opportunities and services that contribute to the well-being of the tribal community and the community surrounding it.

  • Fantastic Health Insurance package that is free to full time employees (90% employer paid for dependents)
  • Free Dental, Vision, and Group Term Life insurance ($50K)
  • Up to 5% employer match on 401K
  • 12 sick days and 3 weeks of paid vacation per year
  • Reimbursement of up to $60 per month for gym/health club membershipsPOSITION SUMMARYShingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians' Tribal Services department offers a range of wellness services to support general needs, as well as health promotion and education services to guide tribal citizens in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.Under the direct supervision of the Director of Tribal Services, the Tribal Community Wellness Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and delivery of wellness promotion and education for the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians members. This includes the creation of a community wide wellness promotion and education plan for members on a wide range of topics.SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Design, Plan and Implement a comprehensive community wellness promotion and education strategy using annual community assessment results; wellness promotion campaigns can be individual, team, or tribal community wide and are designed to encourage all tribal citizens to take up healthier behaviors and change unhealthy ones. Execute the campaign, ensure that it runs smoothly, keep all participating tribal members informed, and see it through to its completion. Create new campaigns every year to keep things fun and exciting and increase tribal members' engagement.
  • Planning, Scheduling, and Hosting Wellness Events and Seminars: topics might include drugs and alcohol, cultural awareness, sexual health, behavioral health, prevention initiatives, body image/eating disorders, accessing healthcare, healthy relationships, domestic and relationship violence education, financial wellness, and diet and nutrition, lunch & learns, or participation in community events. Each of these wellness events requires planning, advertising, and promotion, gathering volunteers, coordinating set-up and, overseeing the event to ensure that it runs smoothly.
  • Coordinate initiatives and programs with the Fitness Center
  • Tribal Citizens Wellness Education: Be available to answer wellness-related questions, and -- within the scope of their education -- will help tribal citizens implement healthy lifestyle habits and develop personal goals, through group classes or one-on-one coaching. If they are unable to personally help tribal citizens with their needs, provide resources to direct tribal citizens for further assistance.
  • Tracking & Keeping Records, Statistics, and Program Results: A program's success is determined by results. Therefore, the Wellness Coordinator will organize yearly Tribal citizens assessments on all wellness dimensions to measure the trending health of tribal citizens to determine, not only the efficiency of the program, but also areas to focus on. Other pertinent statistics might include tracking overall program participation, campaign/event participation, fitness facility memberships, one-on-one health consults etc. The Wellness Coordinator will also distribute and collect data from an annual community assessment survey.COMMUNICATION: About 70% of the job is communication. For any campaign, event, or program to be successful the word must get out. The Wellness Coordinator will create flyers, send out emails, create table tents, bulletin boards, information booths, whatever needs to be done to reach as many tribal citizens as possible. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Coordinates with other tribal departments to deliver wellness programs to tribal citizens.
  • Partners with other tribal departments to create illegal substance free community and wellbeing initiatives on the Rancheria.
  • Conducts surveys and assessments of Rancheria residents' behaviors; develops plans to respond to identified trends.
  • Creates and manages a comprehensive wellness education strategy to include social media.
  • May assist the Human Resources Department in developing and providing programs for employees of Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians.
  • Other specific duties, as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization.
  • 6 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with a tribal population.
  • Proven ability to solve problems creatively.
  • Ability to work on-site on the Rancheria daily Monday through Friday.
  • Experience seeing projects through the full life cycle.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and extremely resourceful.
  • Proven ability to oversee programs through completion.
  • Must possess a valid California Driver's License.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Will not use illegal drugs, abuse prescription drugs, or be under the influence of alcohol during working hours.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSAdditional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in health promotion, health education, substance use, or public health; or related field.
  • Nutrition certification as well as other wellness certifications
  • CPR/AED and First Aid.
  • Progressive experience, preferably in a tribal community setting.
  • Previous experience in conducting needs assessments and analyzing data to guide program development
  • Experience in implementing social media communicationsDRUG SCREENShingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians requires the successful completion of a drug screening of all potential Tribal employees prior to being hired. The Tribe recognizes that the State of California has legalized the use of marijuana. The Tribe is located on federally owned trust land and complies with federal laws. Therefore, marijuana use is prohibited, and all drug tests will include a screening for THC.Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians recognizes a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy and employees will be required to sign a Consent to Drug and/or Alcohol Testing. Employees may be selected for alcohol/drug testing upon reasonable suspicion, and upon any/all accidents. DRIVER'S LICENSE & INSURANCE REQUIREMENTMust maintain a valid CA driver's license or obtain one upon hire, qualify for the Tribe's vehicle insurance, and provide proof of personal vehicle insurance.BACKGROUND CHECK Candidates for this position will be subject to criminal and character background checks and fingerprinting prior to being hired. Verification of previous employment and education will also be conducted after the interview if an offer of employment is being considered.CONFIDENTIALITYConfidentiality is an absolute requirement for this position and is cause for immediate termination if not followed to the highest standard.INDIAN PREFERENCEPreference in hiring is given to the most qualified applicant. However, when candidates for an open position are determined to be equally qualified, Native American candidates will have preference for hiring purposes. This means that if the qualifications of the best candidates are comparable, the Native American candidate is given preference. The following order of preference shall be adhered to when hiring: (1) Citizens of Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians citizens; (2) Spouses or domestic partners (certified through Tribal Court or the State of California) of citizens of Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians; 3) Parents of children of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians; 4) All other documented Native Americans; 5) All other applicants in accordance with Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 472 and 473. Applicants claiming Indian preference must submit verification of Indian eligibility.

Keywords: Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Sacramento , Tribal Community Wellness Coordinator, Other , Placerville, California

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